Alo Island, Wallis and Futuna

Alo Island, Wallis and Fortuna

What’s the first that comes to mind when you think of idyllic islands in the South Pacific? Axes and clubs, right? Me too. And so do the Alo Islanders. This is the only flag I have seen that commemorates a murder – that of Father Chanel, who came in 1837 as a Catholic missionary, only to be savagely clubbed and axed to death in 1841. Probably somewhere near a large palm frond. This flag is a reminder to stay the hell away from Alo, especially if you’re a priest. (*Closed captioning brought to you by France.)

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3 responses to “Alo Island, Wallis and Futuna

  1. Take that missionaries…

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